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Bookstore
“Whether you are an avid reader or just enjoy browsing titles, Powells City of Books is a must see. "...the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately on million books." powells.com”
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Art Museum
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“Definitely worthy of a visit to Portland premier art museum. A beautiful, serene space that will inspire.”
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Science Museum
“Fascinating science museum geared toward folks of all ages. They have special after-dark and planetarium shows for adults as well. Special exhibits. Check their calendar. An awesome place to learn about...well, everything!”
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Thai Restaurant
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“Famous Thai food that started a trend. Make a reservation and go to nearby Whiskey Soda Lounge to wait for your table. Salt and Straw ice cream, Bollywood Theater and other places are nearby on popular Division. ”
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Bar
“Another great McMenamins, view unique art unique to each building they restore. Each place is a unique amazing experience that we just can't get enough of or their craft beers, or craft wines, or craft spirits they make!”
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Museum
“One of the best views of Portland. You can either drive or hike up via one of the trails from downtown Portland.”
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Zoo
“The Oregon Zoo is located in Washington Park. The zoo is always a great place to take your kids out to. The nice thing about visiting Oregon zoo is that there are a lot of other popular things to do in Washington Park that you can also see.”
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New American Restaurant
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“ One of the best breakfast/brunch/dinner spots in the neighborhood and an easy 15min walk. There is almost always a wait but it's quick... walk around the hood while your table awaits.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“If your in the mood for southern comfort food, then this is the place to get it! They have great chicken and waffles and homemade grits straight from the South! Be prepared to wait in line for quite a while, especially on the weekends. We would say its worth the wait!”
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Rock Club
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“American fast-food style burger in a bar/restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. Most pubs in the neighborhood offer good, hefty burgers with plenty of dressings, this is a simpler, slightly smaller one, but solid and satisfying. This restaurant is attached to the lovely Mississippi Studios music venue.”
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Bar
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“Laid-back pub and Theater with billiards, snooker & a 7-story-high ceiling.”
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Taco Place
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“Fresh Mexican cuisine with killer margaritas. Always showing soccer on the small television at the bar. Authentic Portland vibe with the funky decor. Nice patio and sidewalk outdoor seating options. Very friendly, enthusiastic staff.”
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Indie Movie Theater
“Classic old theater, shows second run movies for like $5. Surrounded by great bars and restaurants for an easy date night. A local favorite. ”
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Steakhouse
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“Take in the city from 30 floors up. Save money and grab happy hour in the lounge”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“amazing mexican food, completely fresh and homemade, with more variety than any mexican restaurant you've ever tried.”
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Indian Restaurant
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“This is the best Indian food you'll ever eat. Indian "street food". Very busy, lively, insanely good food in a semi-casual environment, near Salt & Straw ice cream.”
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